Taupo

Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo

Highlights

  • Huka Falls
  • Scenic lake cruises and Mine Bay
  • Cycling and mountain biking

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The town of Taupō sits at the edge of Australasia's largest lake. Local attractions include trout fishing, mountain biking, skiing, and geothermal parks.

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Whakapapa Ski Area, Mt Ruapehu, Lake Taupo

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Huka Falls, Lake Taupo

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Mount Tauhara, Lake Taupo

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Beautiful Lake Taupō is actually a huge volcano with a fiery history. Its most recent eruption, in 181 AD, was large enough to change the sky as far away as Europe and China. According to Maori legend, the lake is the pulsating heart of Maui's fish (New Zealand's North Island).

The lakeside town of Taupō provides a base for visitors who love to fish for trout, ski Mount Ruapehu and explore the local geothermal phenomena. Popular Taupō experiences include Huka Falls, geothermal walks, a prawn farm, lake cruises, New Zealand's first public cable wakeboarding park and guided kayak expeditions to see the rock carvings at Mine Bay

Taupō is a fantastic region for year-round mountain biking, with the recent completion of the Great Lake Trail. Along with cycling, there's excellent hiking within the Tongariro National Park and golf opportunities at two of New Zealand’s premier Marquee courses.

 

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